We strive toeducate and ignite change
We strive to educate and ignite change regarding the food waste epidemic that we are currently facing. Our goal is to draw attention to the problem as well as create and share creative and impactful solutions. An educated consumer can have tremendous influence on how we store, farm, produce and buy our food.
USE YOUR TRAYS
Leftover herbs?Freeze Them
Take the Pledge and Make Every Day Stop Food Waste Day
30% of all produced food in Canada ends up wasted and in a landfill. That is an alarming number considering the environmental impact of food waste in landfills and the number of Canadians that are “food insecure”.
Food waste in Canada is estimated at $31 billion a year. Food waste doesn’t just waste food! When you add in the cost of other resources such as fuel, water, labour and land, it is a $100 billion waste. Wasted food, wasted water, wasted energy and wasted money!
It starts with you! 47% of all food wasted in our country comes from our own homes. It is time for us to come together to solve this social and environmental crisis.
MEANS LESS WASTE
Picking and Using Fresh, Seasonal FoodsAt Their Prime
Meet Our Chefs and Waste Warriors!
Hear from our team how they fight food waste in their cafes and home kitchens.
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A Quick Soak In Cold WaterCan Revive Your
Help Save Water
Wasting a single avocado wastes all the water used to grow it too. That’s the equivalent of 270 litres or the equivalent of turning on am empty shower for 30 minutes.
30% of food in Canada is wasted. Avoid wasting food by seeing what needs to be used up before you go to the grocery store. Think of a meal to make with these items. Check your pantry for the rest of the ingredients and add missing pieces to the shopping list.
Don't Be Bananas
Browning of spotted bananas are perfectly fine to eat. Bruised parts of bananas may be easily cut away or used. Very brown bananas and frozen bananas are great for baking quick breads, muffins or cakes.
Brown Bananas?Save Them For
Learn the Art of Freezing
Each of us tosses nearly 300 lbs. of food each year. Get in the habit of freezing leftovers, bread, vegetables and fruit instead of tossing them in the garbage.
Waste Less with Kids
Start with small portions and minimize untouched food. We want our kids to try new foods, but studies show many children have to try a food up to 15 times before accepting it. You can always offer seconds when they’re interested.
Revive Your Veggies
A quick soak in ice water for 5-10 minutes can revive wilted veggies. Even if they can’t be restored, some veggies you intended to eat raw can still shine in a cooked dish.